That's right its time for me to start officially getting ready for the 2017 Boston Marathon. As I mentioned to those of you in the Running Challenge Facebook Group, I'm once again running Boston for an amazing charity (more on that later).
I recently came across another running blog called Jess Runs ATL where she posts updates of her training for (in this case) the Richmond Marathon and honestly I thought it was a great idea so I'm going to follow suit. Plus she has a link up with another great blog (The Right Fits) that I thought y'all might enjoy.
Over the next 23 weeks, I'll be providing everyone with a behind the scenes look at both how my training is going, but also a peak into Mbio Apparel's operations and my life in general.
Now given my choice to get ready for a marathon, I like to follow a 18 week program, so with 23 to go, its a little early to start it so for this month I'm going to go with our 30 Day running challenge's Intermediate program which will be a nice warmup into the full training cycle.
So...how did week one go?
|Tuesday: 1 mile @ 9:28 pace. This was a fun run...just got out there and did it in my favorite pair of shoes...my Vibrams!|
|Wednesday: 2 miles @ 9:26 pace. I don't know the music was just right today. I usually run to podcasts, but today it was Pandora on a "running" station and I felt I rocked it.|
|Thursday: 3 miles @ 11:01 pace. I wasn't really feeling it today. Had to walk a lot of mile 2. It was crazy humid outside and I just wasn't into it. But the 3 miles got done and that's what counts.|
|Friday: 3 miles @ 11:34 pace. Ugg...same thing. Still really humid and ended up walking much of mile 2.|
|Saturday: Rest. I was supposed to run 3 miles again today. But after the past two days, I was feeling I might be better off with a rest day...plus I was running all over the place with the kids having dance, soccer, and Tae Kwon Do all at the same time (makes it difficult when only my wife and I can drive).|
|Sunday: 3 miles @ 10:19 pace. Taking Sat off was a good idea! Today should have been the rest day, but I got in Sat's 3 miles. Much better run as you can see with a full minute faster pace over the previous 3 milers|
Ok so that's where we are at. This coming week's plan looks like this:
|4 m run||3 m run||1 mile run||3 m pace||3 m run||4 m run||Rest|
So I'll check back in with you next Sunday. Of course our regular blog content will still be coming on Tuesday as normal.
Have a great week and let me know in the comments how your training is coming!
From 5k races to a simple jog around the block, it seems that lately, almost everybody is jumping on the running bandwagon.
Since it doesn't require any special equipment other than a good pair of shoes, running is an inexpensive, fun, and effective way to get in your weekly allotment of cardio.